Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developer AirDroids has announced the launch of The Pocket Drone, a small, collapsible tricopter.
The Pocket Drone, AirDroids notes, has been designed primarily for aerial photography.
According to the company's Kickstarter page, the UAV weighs about one pound and is capable of carrying up to a half-pound payload. When folded up, The Pocket Drone has a smaller footprint than a seven-inch tablet and is less than three inches tall.
AirDroids says the UAV features a swing arm and telescoping tail frame, folding propellers, built-in landing gear and built-in camera mount. In addition, The Pocket Drone is ready to fly right out of the box.
The Pocket Drone, the company adds, is piloted with a standard radio controller, on a tablet with virtual sticks or by pre-defined GPS waypoints using AirDroids' software. Flight plans can be recorded, saved, shared and downloaded.
The UAV also includes autopilot and a ‘follow me’ mode, AirDroids reports.
The company's Kickstarter page can be found here.